Gifts are flying off the shelf and arriving on time under Biden’s booming economy
As Americans across the country get ready for the holidays, they will be relieved to know that the USPS, FedEx, and UPS do not expect any delays this year, with Christmas gifts arriving on time thanks to President Biden’s efforts to ease the global supply chain bottleneck.
Since taking office, Biden has overseen a “booming U.S. economy” that has consumers spending more as wages continue to climb at a record-setting pace.
“While Republicans are working to prolong the pandemic and hoping that families are weighed down by inflation, President Biden is laser-focused on getting our economy working for working people,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Aidan Johnson. “No amount of fear-mongering and obstruction from Republican Scrooges will delay Democrats from delivering the goods. And we’re going to hold Republicans accountable for opposing the American Rescue Plan and other Democratic policies that have made this recovery possible.”
The fear that a strained supply chain would disrupt the holiday season turned out to be wrong. Ninety percent of shelves are stocked this year and the vast majority of packages from USPS, UPS, and FedEx are arriving on time.
New York Times: “The UPS and the Postal Service delivered about 99 percent of their packages on time by that measure between Nov. 14 and Dec. 11, and FedEx was close behind at 97 percent, according to ShipMatrix.”
New York Times: “But at least when it comes to items that are in stock, delivery companies have given consumers little to complain about. By some measures, in fact, they have done a better job this holiday season than even before the pandemic.”
Fox News: “[USPS] says no shipping delays are expected for people shipping items in the last few days leading up to Christmas.”
With wages rising and a “booming U.S. economy,” there has been a surge in demand from U.S. consumers who are on track to spend more this holiday season than the last.
The Wall Street Journal: “U.S. consumers, flush with trillions of dollars of fiscal stimulus, are snapping up manufactured goods and scarce materials.”
The Wall Street Journal: “U.S. economic output is set to expand by more than 7% annualized in the final three months of the year, up from about 2% in the previous quarter, according to early output estimates published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. That compares with expected annualized growth of about 2% in the eurozone and 4% in China for the fourth quarter.”
New York Times: “The achievement is all the more notable given that Americans are on track to spend more this holiday season than the one before — up to 11.5 percent over 2020.”
In addition to the incredible progress made in the last few months, President Biden continues to work with CEOs and major manufacturers to resolve supply chain disruptions, clear shipping backlogs, and keep shelves stocked for the winter.
Spectrum News: “The President’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force has made significant progress to alleviate bottlenecks that are rooted in the global pandemic, and today the President will convene members of his Cabinet and private sector CEOs for an update,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday.”
Spectrum News: “And, indeed, the administration has made progress in addressing supply chain issues, including substantial efforts to clear backlogs at U.S. ports.”
Spectrum News: “All told, the number of long-dwelling containers sitting on the docks at ports for more than eight days has fallen by 49% since Nov.”